Southern California Indigenous Languages Pilot Film
Topics Southern California
, Language Death
, Native American
, Last Speaker
Hit the road with an undergraduate linguistics student from the university of southern california on a journey to find the last fluent speakers of Southern California's indigenous languages. Discover SoCal's linguistic history, and the factors that have led to the extinction of roughly fifty languages in the Golden State alone. Features two languages, TÃ¼batulabal and Serrano, and current efforts at their revitalization and documentation.
Producer Joseph Henderer
This 15 minute not-for-profit pilot film and was shown as part of USC's Undergraduate Research Symposium in April, 2009. A thirty minute spot highlighting about 20 languages in total is currently underway.